COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 115

May 27, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Recipients of 2004-2005 Mathematics and Science Partnership Program Grants

 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce the recipients of 2004-2005 Mathematics and Science Partnership program grants. The grants, totaling more than $2 million, will support professional development activities that increase the subject matter knowledge and teaching skills of mathematics and science teachers and promote the No Child Left Behind Acts highly qualified teacher designation.

 

The Mathematics and Science Centers Virginia Earth Science Collaborative: Developing Highly Qualified Teachers (http://www.virginiaearthscience.info/index.htm) and Southeast Virginia Regional Consortiums Innovative Teachers of Earth Science in Tidewater (ITEST) projects have a primary goal to increase the number of highly qualified Earth Science teachers. They are doing this by partnering with institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and school divisions to offer coursework for teachers to become endorsed in Earth Science.

 

The College of William and Marys Tidewater Team for Improved Middle School Mathematics and the University of Virginias Preparing Highly Qualified Middle School Mathematics Teachers Across Virginia projects have a primary goal of enhancing the content knowledge of grade six and seven mathematics teachers by offering graduate level mathematics courses.

 

For more information contact, Paula Klonowski (Paula.Klonowski@doe.virginia.gov), science specialist, Office of Elementary Instruction, at (804) 371-0249; or Eric Rhoades (Eric.Rhoades@doe.virginia.gov), science coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 225-2676.

 

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